You can take the following steps to help prevent poultry on
your farm from getting bird flu from wild birds:
Keep poultry indoors.
Keep poultry away from areas
where wild birds are.
Make sure people who go into the poultry
houses have not been in contact with wild birds or in an area with the bird flu
Make sure equipment is cleaned and disinfected before you
bring it into the poultry house.
Do not keep bird feeders or create
duck ponds on your property. They may attract wild birds.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works to keep bird flu out of poultry
farms located in the United States. You can find more information about its
program on the Web site:
It’s a fact of parenting life: Kids equal germs. They share toys, put things
in their mouths, and rub their faces with grubby little hands. During the fall
and winter, schools, day care centers, and other places where children gather
act as incubators for colds and the flu. So flu prevention for children is much
more complicated than it is for adults.
What can you do to help make sure little Olivia or Ethan doesn’t bring home
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